DPS troopers out in force for holiday weekend - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

DPS troopers out in force for holiday weekend

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

DPS troopers will be out in full force beginning Wednesday evening and continuing through the holiday weekend.

Corporal John Gonzalez with DPS said they are watching specifically for drunk driving.

"This is one we really enforce and look at because the amount of traffic that we do have (and) the festivities that are going in and around Lubbock," he said.

Officers also cautioned those who plan on spending time on the lake for the holiday.

Game wardens said the rules and regulations for being on the lake are much different than on the roadways.  

"There's no speed limit on the water. There's no designated lanes as there is on a highway so it's just a free for all. Everybody can go where they want so you have to be careful. Be conscious of the other boats, and yourself."

He also said to make sure there are enough life jackets on board the boat for everyone. They can not be locked up in a compartment. If a child under 13 is caught without a life jacket on their guardian could be fined.

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